29 January 2009

Henry Threadgill's ZOOID & Salzburg String Young Philharmonic Orchestra - 28th Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2007


Here is (part?) of the most important and exciting concert of the 28th Saalfelden Jazz Festival in 2007. In this edition the Festival, really a musical marathon, consisted of five concerts a day in four days at the end of august(23-26) 2007.

The Threadgill project with the Zooids and the Young Salzburg Filarmonic String Orchestra, worldy premiered here, took place in the final day on the main stage of the Festival.

The composition was ” Dedicated to Jazzfestival Saalfelden and Thomas Stöwsand”.

I think this is one of the most important efforts in Threadgill’s last years compositions and has been. I think, a great bet and a risky piece of music. Two were perhaps the most risky musical facts; first the integration of jazz improvisationals methods with the writing in an almost classical contemporary way, on the other, no less important, hand the difficulty of playin’ Threadgill’s music for a Young Austrian String Orch. with probably few rehalsals and the total lack of previous ensemble playin’.

I must say that Mr Threadgill has win his bet and has totally overcome every possible obstacle. He managed to do this in the most simple, probably the only, possible level. He wrote a piece in which the string parts works sometimes as a counterpart, others had the first place and others too are a background and armonical-timbrical completion to his music. But in every moment he had clear that the SFSO isn’t the string section of the Dance Situation Band, and he had to use it another totally different way. The little rehearsal and the difficulty of playin such a music sometimes is little evident in SFSO but the scoring is excitin’ and the ZOOID ensemble and solos parts are among the best ever heard in the last years.

One thought came to my mind listening to this short (sic) recording. Threadgill as Ellington in his live Sacred Concerts and others should have felt the importance of the event so he, being a terrific musician and composer, and the whole ZOOID are here at their best.

Note: the term Zooid refers to an organism cellular able to independently stir inside another and points out the great flexibility of the formation, able to operate within an ample ghost of references, jazz and not.


Henry Threadgill’s ZOOID

& the String Orchestra of the Salzburg Young Philharmonic Orchestra


Recorded at the Main Stage of the 28th Saalfelden Jazz Festival

on Sunday 26 august 2007 at 2:30pm



Henry Threadgill conduction, alto saxophone, flute

Liberty Ellman guitar

Rubin Kodheli cello

Dana Leong cello, trombone

Jose Davila tuba, trombone

Elliot Kavee drums


String orchestra of the Salzburg Young Philharmonic Orchestra

Elizabeth Fuchs conductor


Track 01 Radio Intro 01.57
Track 02 Fly, Fliegen, Volar
(Threadgill) 27.47

The recording comes (trough Dimeadozen) from a

BBC Radio Broadcast “Jazz on 3, 27th June 2008” here the page link


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3/pip/j04kg/



Some images of the concert here: http://italia.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=2095



I don’t know of other Threadgill’s music on that night

but if someone else has more informations here are welcome.


ENJOY THE MUSIC!


Thanks to "giu" for some informations about the conductor an the link to images


NEW LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF COMMENTS


26 comments:

LYM said...
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jazzme said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2bc755f8e94bb48b7 ....http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2163c34826b54ad5d ......http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2e36d34b51202a142 ....... These are the new links complete with info and covers

LYM said...

@jazzme
I've tried but sorted two Peter Kowald albums (one incomplete)and a Peter Koenig one with no connection with the Threadill concert posted here (?!) An I wrong? Please take a look at Your links and resend the right one.

Thanks in advance.

See YOU. :-) LYM

jazzme said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2bc755f8e94bb48b7 http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2163c34826b54ad5d http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=00bb25726436bb1e91b20cc0d07ba4d2e36d34b51202a142

jazzme said...

Tested files they work fine lym , this the rarest Peter Kowald show I have ever heard as I got it from my friend Eric who is the only person who has a soundboard rec of the show Steve

LYM said...

@jazzme
perhaps or for sure I've done something wrong in downloading them from mediafire. But the matter doesn't change, i'm not qustioning the musical and audio quality of this recordings but since You reported that this are the new links complete with info and covers..what do this albums have to do with the Henry Threadgill concert in Saalfelden? What links, and what covers? Has the Threadgill concert been officially issued? Are You tryin' to post some here, and You can't find a contribution place? You're OK but that's another matter.
Really I can't understand You let clear know what's Your am and I'll try to do my best to give a litte help to You.
Better here if You want:
a_gaggero@alice.it.

See YOU soon. :-) LYM

LYM said...
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jazzme said...

Those links are not for a post , I just put them here because I thought people may like to here them .

jazzme said...

Lym and others download these links I think you will be surprised at what you find in them , I am just trying to give a little back to blog that has given so much . What I mean by new is I re - uploaded them in mp3 files , when I first up - loaded them I really did not know what I was doing and had them as separate downloads and in wma , it was a nightmare so I removed the old links and replaced them with new links . Steve

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful music. I love this blog, as I always have. I’m actually one of the silent - and somewhat guilty - regular visitors of this site. I still don’t know how to listen to FLAC, but the recent Threadgill post convinced me to try to overcome this technical limitation. Thank you all for making me experience Horace Tapscott, Jeanne Lee and Henry Threadgill, to name just three extraordinary artists recently posted here.
Alain

LYM said...

@anonymus and anyone here
Thanks for the appreciation!
To listen to flac files is almost an easy thing. The easier to me is to stop using Windows media player and downlaod a free player. Very simple and free are Foobar 2000 (the one I use) and VCL. Then connect the audio or headphones outline to the apmlifier with a very expensive cable. That'all! No more conversion, no more cd burning...nothing! Only remember sometimes to do a backup copy of Your files. Anyway You can convert (even if it's a nonsense) the flac to MP3.

LYM

Anonymous said...

Thank you LYM, I should be able to manage that!
Alain

il angelo said...

fascinating music, thanks LYM. A pity again, as in his Society Situation Dance Band, this going unrecorded commercially, this is important music.

giu said...

Dear Lym
thank you so much for this fantastic music...
i was lucky to be at the concert so a lot of thanks...
i like only to add the name of the counductor of the Salzburg Orchestra
ELISABETH FUCHS
she was great and she contribuited a lot to the beautiful thing that we can,in part, listen again...
maybe the entire concert will arrive...
anyway here is a link to see some photos of the concert
http://italia.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=2095
ciao

giu said...

Dear Lym
thank you so much for this fantastic music...
i was lucky to be at the concert so a lot of thanks...
i like only to add the name of the counductor of the Salzburg Orchestra she was great and she contribuited a lot to the beautiful thing that we can,in part, listen again...
maybe the entire concert will arrive...
anyway here is a link to see some photos of the concert
http://italia.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=2095
ciao

Steve H said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Threadgill! I've been blessed by seeing three other Threadgill ensembles in concert, but never Zooid, and I love them dearly. This recording reminded me of what transcendent experiences those concerts were, particularly a production at Hunter College in NYC in Oct. 2001 involving dancers and projected images. I can't say why, but it was one of the most emotionally moving performances I've ever seen, even though I couldn't tell you what it was "about." This post has a similar effect on me. I mean, Threadgill has made some beautiful studio recordings as well, but none seem to approach the scope and depth of some of his other projects. Why is that?

crocojazz said...

hi, this sounds like a great post, but.... I am not able to find the links to the concert, as the first two links by LYM apparently do not work!

Thank you

L

crocojazz said...

ok... it was a trouble with mozilla, the links work fine with explorer(!).

so, thanks a lot for this great post!

L

archer said...

jazzme, surely you can understand the confusion when you post links entirely unrelated to the original post with no description of what it is you are posting.

you may be being generous, but in a very odd fashion. i too, was expecting threadgill.

archer said...

much gratitude, lym, for the threadgill. he can do no wrong.

Anonymous said...

OMG, so confusing.... How can one download the music from the post's title - Henry Threadgill and co.???

joesh said...

Me too, where are the Henry Threadgill pieces?

The links don't seem to produce anything except error messages - not normal on this blog. Could one of the blog members please correct and sort out the confusing links ....... help!!!

Great music and great posting, yet again.

archer said...

ah! over a year later and the mystery is resolved!

much gratitude for the threadgill, lym

archer said...

oops, now another problem: part one twice--- no part two

LYM said...

OOOPS... SO SORRY!

Here new links:

Henry Threadgill - (2007) Saalfelden 2007.08.26 - [FLAC] part 1 & 2

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mnmcxwz1hy1

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ynzjnzyzn2t

Listen loud to (and enjoy) the music.

Hope this time everything will be OK.

SEE YOU LYM

PS Thanks to all for the kind appreciations.

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